# Your question: How many dice do you need to play D&D?

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The standard set of 7 polyhedral dice is the bare minimum. It should include dice with four, six, eight, twelve and twenty sides as well as two with ten sides (one will be numbered 1 to 10, the other 00 to 90). Depending on what class you play you might want to get some extra dice for damage rolls.

## How many D6 do you need?

The only die that you really need more than one of is the humble d6. d20 – handy to have two, so you can roll attacks or checks with advantage/disadvantage. d12 – only need one.

## How many dice is a DM?

The dice set you linked to should have enough dice to make that happen. As a player and a DM I use four sets of distinct dice. Distinct sets can help you in swarm fights of lots of low damage so you match the d20 with the same set damage die like the d6 or d8.

## How do dice work in D&D?

You generate a number between 1 and 100 by rolling two different ten-sided dice numbered from 0 to 9. One die (designated before you roll) gives the tens digit, and the other gives the ones digit. If you roll a 7 and a 1, for example, the number rolled is 71. Two 0s represent 100.

## Why does a D10 have a 0?

The one with two digits is just telling you the tens digit, and the one with one digit is the ones digit. If you’re rolling only that die with 0, 10, 20, etc., then a 10 = a 1 and the 00 = a 10. 0 or 00 on a d10 just means the highest number.

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## Can you play D&D by yourself?

Yes, it’s quite possible and can actually be very fun. The ideal situation is for a small group of people to play with a story teller (DM) and players, but you can play D&D alone, with just a buddy or a few people without a DM or with a full group. There are even modules and apps that are dedicated to this pursuit.

## Should I buy more dice?

The more dice you have on hand, the faster you can get rolls done which keeps the game flowing. My players most often use d4s or d6s for damage dice – most have a bag each. If they need more dice, such as 8d6 for a spell, I have a stockpile of different dice I can lend to them for the session.

## Are heavier dice better?

Weight. Metal dice are typically 4 to 5 times heavier than plastic dice. They feel substantial and rolling them from your hand is very satisfying. Because of their added weight, they roll around less once they hit the table, which makes them feel like they have their own special gravity.